Buying “Best Beer in the World” Westvleteren at the Abbey: My experience

Introduction Imagine you can have access to the best beer in the world. According to RateBeer, the Westvleren beer has an overall rating of 99 out of 100. This Belgian beer is made by Trappist monks in a small place called Vleteren. Ever wondered how it works to get your hands on a beer that […]

Increase productivity by inverting your day: method to work smarter

Introduction Often, we have plenty of things or our agenda to work on during a business day. This can range from networking drinks, to important meetings, workshops, one-on-one meetings with your manager, … and in the meantime, work should be done as well of course. However, from my own personal experience, I noticed that these […]

Experiences and tips: Professional Scrum Master (PSM I) Assessement

As a digital management trainee at ORMIT, I work on digital projects at BNP Paribas Fortis, Belgium’s biggest bank. This bank realises the world is changing fast and the digital revolution is a fact. As such, BNP Paribas Fortis uses the scrum framework instead of waterfall in order to quickly develop new applications. While I […]

Personal one-month challenge: reading a book per week

Most people set goals for a new year and… that’s it. It is just a resolution but reaching their goal seems optional. I like setting goals, but I also like to reach these goals. I was inspired by Mark Zuckerberg, who challenged himself to read a book every week of 2015. I’m excited for my […]

Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action

Simon Sinek presents a simple but powerful model for how leaders inspire action, starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?” His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers — and as a counterpoint Tivo, which (until a recent court victory that tripled its stock price) appeared to be struggling. TEDTalks […]

Pakket van USA naar België verzenden: de douane

Onlangs kocht ik een laptop in de Verenigde Staten, deze was er immers 40% goedkoper mede dankzij de euro-dollar koers. Het toestel kocht ik via eBay van een verkoper met een goede feedback score. Na de Paypal betaling krijg ik de tracking code opgestuurd van USPS, onze Belgische bPost, zeg maar. Het pakket is onderweg […]